tasj vol ii – issue ii is now out! This issue marks part 1 of the tasj’s Backstage series. It features comprehensive interviews with art world personalities Mark Jenkins (artist and curator of Les Grandes Traversées in France), Rae McGrath (owner of Brooklynite Gallery), Angelo Milano (founder of Fame Festival), Martyn Reed (founder of Nuart), Jacob Samuel (master printmaker and founder of Edition Jacob Samuel), Marc and Sara Schiller (founders of Wooster Collective and authors of Trespass), Stefan Simchowitz (artistic director of Portugal Arte) and Sonja Teri (LA media entrepreneur and founder of Poster Child Prints). Each of these individuals occupies an important place behind the scenes in the art world. tasj reveals their backgrounds, motivations, goals and more.

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This issue also contains tasj’s regular auction house report, art fair calendar, Unurth street art spread, and art publication review page, which this time around recommends eight of the best art-related magazines – Frieze, Paper, Blend, Nico, VNA, Elephant, Glass, Tar and Afterall. New to this issue is Toolkit, a section that highlights the best in limited edition artist-designed and inspired products.